3268 Golf Drive
San Jose, CA 95127
cell phone: 408-910-0175
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:
I have worked in a variety of electronics environments including:
This work has included equipment at:
SAVI Technology , Sunnyvale, CA (present employer)Sr. HW Systems Engineer: Design RFID systems to match customer requirements using SAVI and other vendors RFID equipment, networks, and software.
Oakland, CA (1 year, contract position)
Temporary Position: Various
Design Validation Testing, Clinical Trial Support, Documentation, Test
Procedure development and implementation for a Wireless Glucose
Monitoring Transmitter and Receiver. Aided in setting up an
Anechoic Chamber. FCC Certification of products. Also
performed prototype testing and preparation of the PC Board Assembly of
a new Glucose Meter.
SAVI Technology , Sunnyvale, CA (2.5 years)
Systems Engineer: Design RFID systems to match
customer requirements using SAVI and other vendors RFID equipment,
Performed Wireless LAN (WLAN) implementation at a project level including setting security features and system evaluation and troubleshooting in a 400 unit system.
R.F. Technologies , Milwaukee, WI (5 years)
Senior RF Design Engineer: RF Identification Equipment,
Bed & Chair Alarms, Perimeter Alarms, and TV Monitoring for the
health care industry.
I had primary rf design responsibilities for projects in the
frequency range between 30 KHz to 1 GHz.
The company grew from $3M / 50 employees when I joined
more than $12M / 90-plus employees when I left 5 years later in 1999.
1/3rd of the sales of RFT were based on Patent 5,793,290 "Area Security
which I helped define and implement.
AES , Milwaukee, WI (1 year, temporary)
Service Technician, HF, VHF, UHF AM/SSB/CW/FM transceivers 3-150W, HT's, receivers, commercial two way radios. (This was temporary employment while looking for RF positions in Milwaukee area.. an uncommon commodity in that region.)
Allen-Bradley Company , Milwaukee, WI (6 years)
Senior Development Engineer: R & D, circuit design, field support, production support for RF Identification equipment operating at 915 / 1830 MHz and using RS232 / 422 & DH485 communications. This equipment is still used in heavy industrial environments such as automobile manufacturing and the RFID tags survive temperatures up to 220 degrees Celsius.
IDX , Inc., Santa Cruz, CA (6 years)
Senior RF Design Engineer
for RFID circuitry for livestock, rail, transit, and industrial
This included foundational R & D for passive (batteryless) UHF RFID
tags, system and product development, production support, product
and customization to meet specific customer needs.
IDX was purchased by
Allen-Bradley and moved to Milwaukee in 1989.
My work on this equipment was primarily
at 915 and 1830 MHz plus baseband and included receiver and
circuitry at 1830 and 915 MHz, respectively.
It also included RFID tag design and reader antenna design at
these frequencies (dipole, yagi, patch, and horn antennas).
I participated in significant field work at customer sites
the U.S., Canada, and South Africa to help define customer needs and to
implement the system. This included bus, railroad, auto assembly
and production line application of RFID products.
KLM Electronics, Morgan Hill, CA
SBE, Inc (Sideband Engineers), Watsonville, CA
I performed Engineering prototyping, evaluation,
and FCC type acceptance for 10 models of SBE CB radios including AM
units. This included some of the earliest PLL-based radios.
FCC First Class Radiotelephone license.
Radio Amateur Advanced Class license.
Engineer, KOMY-am (Watsonville, CA), and KSJS-fm (San Jose, CA)
Sound Technician, Mount Hermon Christian
Conference Center, Summer 1966, 1968.
Awarded Patent 6,542,114 Real Time Tracking Using Dual Frequency Tags Feb 2003
Presented various papers at:
Technical Director then President of Project OSCAR which is the historic Amateur Radio Satellite group in the SF Bay Area (see www.amsat.org)
President/Engineer for Christian Broadcasting Fellowship,
Salinas, CA which provided an FM Broadcast Translator system for KAMB-fm, Merced.
o RF Fundamentals(refresher Besser 2002)
o MS Word, Word Perfect, HTML, CSS
o Design CAD, AutoCad (2D), Turbo Cad
o RF CAD: Star, ARRL Designer(Compact), WIN Smith, RFSim
o Protel (PCB Layout/Schematic Capture)
o Antenna Optimizer (AO) and NEC-Win Pro(NEC2)
o Orinoco Wireless LAN Client & Access Point software